- Bull Dog (horse)
Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Bull Dog
sire = Teddy
grandsire = Ajax
damsire = Spearmint
sex = Stallion
foaled = 1927
colour = Dark Bay
breeder = Capt. Jefferson Davis Cohn
owner = Capt. Jefferson Davis Cohn
record = 8: 2-1-0
earnings = $7,802
Prix La Fleche(1929) Prix Daphnis(1930)
Leading sire in North America(1943) Leading broodmare sire in North America
(1953, 1954, 1956)
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Owned and bred by American
Jefferson Davis Cohnat his Haras du Bois-Rousselin Alençonin France's Lower Normandyregion, Bull Dog was sired by Teddy who had been the Leading sire in Francein 1923. His dam was Plucky Liegewho was sired by Spearmint, a winner of the two most prestigious races in England and France in 1906, the Epsom Derbyand the Grand Prix de Paris.
Conditioned for racing by the highly successful
Staffordshire-born trainer, Robert Denman, at age two Bull Dog won the Prix La Flecheat Longchamp Racecourseand earned a second-place finish in the important Prix Robert Papinat Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse. As a three-year-old he won the 1930 Prix Daphnisbut it was his performance off the racetrack for which he is best remembered.
As a sire
Bull Dog was a younger full brother to Sir Gallahad who was also owned by Jefferson Davis Cohn and who sold him in 1926 to an American breeding syndicate. Sir Gallahad became an extremely important Champion sire and Champion broodmare sire in
North America. Because of his immediate success, American E. Dale Schafferpurchased Bull Dog in late 1930 and brought him to the United States too stand at his Coldstream Studin Lexington, Kentucky.
At stud, Bull Dog became the
Leading sire in North Americain 1943 and the Leading broodmare sire in North Americain 1953, 1954, and 1956. Bull Dog died at Coldstream Stud in 1954 having sired horses that would win 52 stakes races, and the broodmare sire of more than 85 stakes winners. Among his most significant sons was Bull Lea, a very influential sire for Kentucky's renowned Calumet Farmwhose sons included the 1948 U.S. Triple Crown champion, Citation.
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/bull+dog Bull Dog's pedigree and partial racing stats]
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